“Man, I went to the gym the other day and lifted heavy weights for the first time ever. I came out totally jacked!” ~No One Ever Okay, so it’s a joke. When people said: “We would never want to look like you” Arnold Schwarzenegger famously replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.” He wasn’t joking. Building muscle,…

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Six-pack(ish) and lean(er) because, well, I’m not gonna be on the cover of any Sports Illustrated or fitness magazine, but hey, I reached a goal. About 10 weeks ago I hired Joey Percia to be my coach. Yes. I am a strength coach and trainer by trade. But even I need some direction sometimes. In…

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Note: what follows is my story about growing up skateboarding, and how it relates to strength and conditioning and the whole “fitness” field. Even if you didn’t skateboard, you will learn that “getting strong/super buff/ripped” is a goal reached through consistency, discipline, and hard work. Much like the violist, the guitarist, the wakeboarder, the baseball…

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I’m an avid Game of Thrones fan: every Sunday, 8 pm, I glue my butt to the couch and dive into the fantasy world of Westeros. Knights and Kings. Princes and Princesses. Lords and Ladies. Blood and guts and sword fights and the occasional gratuitous sex scene. GoT is my shit! You know nothing, Jon Snow Scorned redheads…

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It’s springtime! Everything is beautiful: trees and flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the ol’ ballpark is alive with roaring fans. You soon forget how terrible winter and cold weather were. With the warm weather, or if you’re in the dirty south, the HOT weather, you feel refreshed and invigorated. Energized and ready to…

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10.) There are NO Absolutes In health and fitness, almost everything is up for debate. I honestly don’t know any other industry that so easily divides participants up into so many different “camps.” THEIR way is the BEST way, and there’s nothing you can say to change their minds. Often each camp is trying to…

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